The LORD is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)
The fight to which we have been called is not an easy fight. We are touching the very centre of the devil’s power and kingdom, and he hates us intensely and fights hard against us. We have no chance at all of winning in this fight unless we are disciplined soldiers, utterly out and out and uncompromising, and men and women of prayer.
So first, give much time to quietness. For the most part we have to get our help directly from our God. We are here to help, not to be helped, and we must each learn to walk with God alone and feed on His Word so as to be nourished. Don’t only read and pray: listen. And don’t evade the slightest whisper of guidance that comes. May God make you very sensitive, and very obedient. Fill up the crevices of time with the things that matter most. This will cost something, but it is worth it.
My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek.
All this will be, if you walk with Him as with the visible Companion, from dawn through all the hours until you go to sleep at night. And your nights will be holy, too, for He is watching over your sleep as your mother watched over it when you were a tiny child.